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Old April 29th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Crane rotation speed?


We have a crane/dolly being built by local engineering students as a semester assignment. They ask us about maximum rotation speed of the crane head. We don't know really. Can anyone help?

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Old April 29th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi Jiri.............

You might get some usefull info here:

Pan & Tilt Rigs

The fastest (of those that bothered to list it - an awefull lot don't) was 210 degrees per second.

That's one serious whip pan.

Others I found were 90, 90, 45, 15 & 9 degress per second.

Personally, I'd say 120 degrees per second would be as fast as you'd ever realistically want to go, that's a full circle in 3 seconds, enough to make you throw up your breakfast.

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Old May 9th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hello Jiri,

I would not mind the speed this much as in 120 degrees a second is already fast enough for most shots.

I would be more worried of the fast starts and stops of both the rotation as well as the vertical movement.
an acceleration and deceleration can be about 6 m/s 2....

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